Retreat-Artistic Call

Embracing the Artistic Call: A Cohort Program for Exploring the Mystery of the Creative Experience, Initial Week: February 5-9, 2018

Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.

~ Hildegard of Bingen

Artwork by EAC facilitator Heather Berndt,

Embracing the Artistic Call is a cohort program for bringing together individuals at any level of artistic proficiency who have a desire to live a creative life with intention.

While each of us follows a creative path distinctly our own, we benefit from the mutual support and encouragement of others.  Those who share a desire to develop an authentic artistic practice can be especially inspiring as we make small changes in our own lives to allow this to happen.

Our journey together will begin with a week-long retreat, February 5-9, 2018, to explore what it means to live a creative life with intention. We’ll spend time sharing insights and experimenting with new ways of finding inspiration and commitment.

Over the next twelve weeks, we’ll continue our journeys toward creative lives by responding to weekly invitations or prompts. We’ll be invited to try new art forms and engage in experiences that make us stretch and look at the world in new ways.  We’ll also have many opportunities to stay connected with our fellow cohorts for encouragement and support.

Finally, we will meet again for a weekend retreat May 18-20, to reflect upon our experiences, share our artistic discoveries and make commitments to continue to live intentional creative lives.

Embracing the Artistic Call is limited to 20 participants. A donation of $780 will cover the retreats, food, lodging, and program costs.


Reviews from previous EAC participants:

“Full of surprises, twists and turns and ah-ha moments. It was nurturing in a way I hadn’t anticipated.”

“This experience gave me the nudge I needed to say, “I’m an artist person!” I experimented and created and had a blast! I see myself in a whole new way, now.”

“Loving setting, supportive staff, well researched programing and variety of activities, idea exposure and resources. I will be reaping the rewards and exploring suggestions for some time to come.”

“So important in bringing about a balance in my daily art practice that I can scarcely find the proper words for it.”

“Added so much depth, dimensions and possibility to my life. New people, new courage, new projects. Sunny and Colorful.”


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